At no cost to taxpayers, EHF is spearheading a research project in Harrison County that will take a closer look at the relationship of how the county spends funds and the health of those who live here. This project is one example of how we all need to change the conversation to improving health, not just healthcare across Texas.
“The state can actually do something about it. This was a session on education, not so much on health. Maybe next time’s the health session,” says EHF's Elena Marks on Texas Standard. EHF's new statewide poll shows healthcare affordability & access remain consistent struggles for the majority of Texans, yet little was done to address those issues at the state legislature. #HealthNotJustHealthcare
The numbers show that an overwhelming majority of Texans enrolled in the ACA marketplace are returning enrollees and are largely shielded from the premium increases because of federal tax credits. Any discussion to eliminate the ACA marketplace without a clear policy alternative would risk adding another 1.1 million Texans to the uninsured population and returning the state uninsured rate to more than 20 percent.
Learn about EHF's partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation to highlight Texans with the greatest needs and fewest resources following Harvey.
In Health Affairs, Shao-Chee Sim writes about EHF's research that's aimed at informing discussions and decisions being made about Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.
Guest blogger Michael Morrisey interviews health insurers, hospitals and brokers to discover what's next for health insurance marketplace options in Texas. Morrisey is a professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University.
New numbers show enrollment for Affordable Care Act reaches a new record despite a possible repeal of the law by Congress. There's still much communities can do to ensure more Texans sign up for health insurance NOW.
Shao-Chee Sim, EHF's VP for applied research, details what's new when open enrollment begins for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans.
The recent release of Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment numbers in Texas reveal a "coverage gap" and other important needs across the state.
Texas is doubling down on its efforts to improve the state’s mental and behavioral health system. Despite these efforts, the State Legislature left one critical topic out of the discussion: Medicaid expansion.
Be honest. If you had to take a test on knowing the ins and out of health insurance terms, would you pass?
The latest Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment numbers show some encouraging trends, but much more can be done to help increase access to health services for all Texans.
Dr. Shao-Chee Sim, EHF's new VP for applied research, shares how working in strategic philanthropy continues his lifelong interest in helping communities.
In a video blog, EHF's community engagement officer Troy Bush-DiDonato explains the reasoning behind our latest research project looking at community health needs in three neighborhoods across Southwest Houston.
We’re six months into executing on our first strategic operating plan, 18 months into my tenure, a little over two years into our actual existence, and I’m taking stock.
Texas growing population creates perfect storm for areas with shortages in primary care doctors, workforce. So, how can EHF help?
When it comes to health, does it matter where kids live? You bet it does. There are 1.7 million children under 18 living in the 13-county Texas Gulf Coast Region. When we compare health indicators for these children, we see wide disparities from county to county.
What is Community Engagement (CE)? The term was given a formal definition by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention back in 1997. It is “a process of working collaboratively with groups of people who are affiliated by geographic proximity, special interests, or similar situations with respect to issues affecting their wellbeing.” This work begins with locating the right groups and then building a collaboration that will engage them and build local action. Why should it matter to the Episcopal Health Foundation? It matters because it works.